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Exercising Together© Trial Now Enrolling!

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Now delivering exercise programs online

We have now initiated a fully remote version of this study that does not require any travel to OHSU. Group classes will be conducted through teleconference and home exercise equipment will be provided. All study visits will be completed by teleconference and online surveys.

An exercise opportunity for you and your partner after cancer

Exercising Together© is a research study designed to learn whether and how exercise can benefit prostate, breast, or colorectal cancer survivors and their partners.

By joining Exercising Together©, you will be invited to be a part of one of three exercise groups:

  • Partnered exercise classes – Couples strength train with each other in a supervised, group setting.
  • Separate survivor and partner exercise classes – Each partner strength trains separately in a supervised, group setting. 
  • Home-based exercise – Each partner strength trains on their own at home. Survivors and partners receive resistance training bands, a strength training program DVD, and monthly phone calls from an exercise trainer.

Participants will be asked to exercise 2 times a week for 6 months.  Locations and times for group classes vary.  Exercise programs individually designed to match the exercise abilities of both active and inactive couples.

Complete physical function tests and health surveys 4 times over 12 months. All testing at OHSU South Waterfront.

If you or a loved one has received treatment for prostate, breast, or colorectal cancer and are between 35-80 years old, call Carolyn Guidarelli at 503-346-0444 or email

Let us know!

If you are interested in the Exercising Together© trial, attending the information session, or in future research opportunities, fill out your contact information and click submit.

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“Highly recommend the partner exercise program as it enables empathy, respect, understanding, sharing, caring that are essential to marriage.  That is what life is all about!”
-quote from a research participant in a previous study of Exercising Together

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